RUSH CENTER, KS – FEBRUARY 2020: Last fall, GBT nominated 7 applications for the Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program. FRS recently awarded $100,000 via 26 grants to advance quality of life and enable economic development in rural America. Out of 90 nation-wide applications, 3 nominees from GBT were selected!
“The Foundation for Rural Service is so humbled by the work of our
grant awardees,” said FRS Executive Director Pam Becker. “It is an
honor to hear their stories of collaboration with and dedication to
the communities they serve. We are grateful for their hard work, the
amazing telcos that endorsed them, and our generous donors that
contribute to the grant program.”
Kara Jecha, GBT Economic Development Specialist, stated “I was
blessed to work with each applicant to fine-tune the applications prior
to submission. GBT is invested in the economic development of our
area, not only by directing that focus in my job, but also by providing
financial support to help fund this wonderful grant program!
“I was blessed to work with each applicant to fine-tune the applications prior to submission. GBT is invested in the economic development of our area, not only by directing that focus in my job, but also by providing financial support to help fund this wonderful grant program!
Heartland Farm (rural Albert, KS)
Award $1,000 to purchase one permanent and one portable whiteboard/ projection screens with interactive capabilities and accessories to utilize their broadband capability in their meeting facilities for educational projects.
Pictured are Sister Jane Belanger, OP, with Kara Jecha of GBT.
City of Larned EMS (Larned, KS)
Award $4,823 to purchase a video laryngoscope for the city’s EMS professionals, providing improved emergency services and enhancing the quality of life in their rural area.
Pictured are EMS Paramedic and Assistant Director Kara Lawrence, with Tim Lewis and Kara Jecha of GBT.
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